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Sunday, 30 July 2017

WIPocalypse - July edition

This post might almost be on time!! Wipcalypse is hosted by Measi and gets us working on the projects languishing down the side of the sofa or under the bed.

I have a finish, this is big, big, huge news!! it is the Anchor Traditional Sampler, oh yes the Anchor Sampler that has been a wip since the end of 2013 and was a present from my In Laws in 2012.

This was the first picture I put on my blog of it.

the last picture I posted was a couple of weeks ago for Theme-Tas-Stitch's Just One July...

and a further 806 stitches and 22 french knots later here it is (and in need of washing and ironing!)

Measi also posts a question each month for us and this month it was:

What are your oldest and your newest WIPs?

Well, The anchor sampler was my oldest until earlier this week so now it is...

Blackwork band sampler from Kincavel Krosses - started spring 2015.

My most recent is MLady's Greenhouse Sal by Gaynor French of Stitcher Anon and hosted by Lakeside Needlecraft. This was started last month. 

They are both going to be focus pieces for August. That will leave 12 days of Christmas as my only pre 2017 active wip (started October 2015)

I missed last month's check in but the question was Show us your stitching space!  Where do you sit, and what is going on around you while you stitch (TV, audiobooks, etc)? I wanted to show you my little stitching corner anyway. I usually watch Netflix or something I can happily ignore like a rom com I've seen 100 times before. I sometimes have sport on - I love Tennis and F1 so stitch whilst watching those too along with Olympics and sporting events like that. I watch a bit of floss tube too. I have been known to watch Floss tube on my phone and have sport on TV at the same time whilst stitching!

I have gained a little room when we moved last year so I now have the small table too. I keep a small basket of odds and ends in, it usually has floss waiting to go back into my floss boxes, small finishes, hoops, the odd hair band, earphones and my phone tripod. My chart stand stays up on there and you can see I've been working on Tea and Cakes this weekend, there is a little tub for orts and my thread cards for T & C.

I still have my little unit that has things like my button tin, fray check metallic threads and other stitchy stuff. The two storage draws on top hold beads, needles and other small random bits. I have my two pin cushions - the cactus holds mainly pins and the jar has needles and is full of beads for jewellery making. You can see my wip basket full of the fab project bags I picked up at home bargains and my full DMC collection underneath. My favourite Gromit mug hold a half drunk cup of cold coffee (as always).

So that's all about my stitchy corner too. One more blog post to write and I'm all caught up!!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Happy Stiching


  1. Congrats on finishing your oldest WIP. The next one -Band Sampler is beautiful too.
    Your stitching corner looks so cozy and neat.
    I spy a few familiar things here..lol

  2. A wonderful finish, Kerry. And nice to see your now oldest and your newest WIP.

  3. Congratulations on the Happy Dance for the sampler! I am sure you can knock out another oldest WIP finish on the blackwork too.
    Your stitching spot does look rather like mine, except my chair is a dining chair at the kitchen table.

  4. The sampler looks fabulous, a great finish.
    Lots of activity and goodies in your stitching space, it does look nice and cosy.

  5. Oh yes, that looks fantastic! So colourful.
    You have a great stitching spot, it looks very comfy.

  6. well done for finishing it! And thanks for showing your stitchy corner, it looks very cosy!

  7. I'm thrilled to see Anchor sampler finished! It's gorgeous. And I'm so impressed that your oldest WIP is only 2 years old!


  8. You made great progress.This is really pretty and good idea on site !



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